Meryl Streep Was the Comfortable Choice, and That's Why She Won

Okay, so the Oscars happened — or, as I've taken to calling them, Hollywood Gets One of Its Ribs Removed So It Can Suck Its Own Dick for Eight Hours: The Movie — and, as you've probably heard, they were very, very dull. Wet paint was bored. String cheese had to go lie down. If you opted to spend your evening watching… » 2/27/12 1:30pm 2/27/12 1:30pm

Just Because an Actress Is Black Doesn't Mean She Was in The Help

Yvette Nicole Brown and Sherri Shepherd were on Watch What Happens Live last night, and Andy Cohen took a call from a viewer named Ashley, in Milwaukee. Ashley said to Yvette, "I'm so proud of you, by the way... What was it like working on the movie The Help?" Uh, whoops. There was a nanosecond of silence. "Oh!"… » 1/23/12 10:40am 1/23/12 10:40am

Recipes For Shit Pie As Inspired By The Help

Some people came away from The Help (book or movie) troubled by its depiction of a difficult era in history, and others defended its perspective. But maybe these camps missed the point, and The Help is really about how good the food made by those underpaid domestics was, including a chocolate pie central to the plot… » 8/17/11 2:20pm 8/17/11 2:20pm

Black Maid Sues Over Best-Selling Novel The Help

The 2009 best-selling book The Help — written by Kathryn Stockett — is set in the 1960s and focuses on the relationships between three people: a young white woman, Skeeter, who aspires to be a writer, and two black maids, Aibileen and Minny. According to ABC News, the fictional character Aibileen Clark speaks in… » 2/22/11 4:42pm 2/22/11 4:42pm